Monthly Archives: October 2018

RE

In RE, we have been learning about The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army help people who live on the streets. They give them a home in a Salvation Army building. They give them food, water, shelter, clothes and a comfy bed.

We also listened to ‘We vow to thee my Country’ ready for Rememberance Day after the holiday.

Written by Aleksei

Mercury House Reward

Today Mercury won the Term 1 house point reward. First, KS2 did ultimate frisbee whilst KS 1 did I do boarding. Then we swapped after break. Most people said ultimate frisbee was best but both were truly amazing.

The rules of ultimate frisbee: if you drop the frisbee, it goes to the other team. If it goes out of play, it goes to the other team. You need to get the frisbee past the goal but someone needs to catch it.

We were split into six different groups. Then we played six matches. It was lots of fun and I think everyone would agree to that.

Indo- boarding

What  we needed to do is to put one foot on the board, then you hold onto your partner…

Written by Harry and Tabitha

Electrical Fun

In science, we have been learning about electrical circuits. We used wires, batteries and bulbs (or buzzers or motors) to make a circle (circuit). We learnt about conductors and insulators. A conductor allows electricity to flow through it and insulators don’t. Lots of us experimented with paper clips to make a long length. If we made the paper clip string tight, electricity could flow through. If we let the pape clips go loose, it broke the circuit and the bulb wouldn’t light. Mrs Brewis lent us a plastic coated paper clip and that didn’t work. It was an insulator!

We have been doing posters for the dangers of electricity. Lots of people have done their posters on electricity and water because water and electricity are very dangerous together. We tried to make them stand out as much as possible. They were very colourful. They look really good and people enjoyed doing it.

written by Ned, Thomas, Alfie

Poetry

In English, we’ve been looking at poetry and playing with words. We split into groups and wrote a group verse. Our poems follow a pattern.

Inside the tower of air

I heard the pattering  footsteps in the alleyway

Like the stumble of boulders crunching 

In the tower of air

I heard the howl of a wolf 

Echoing in the moonlight

Harry & Thomas

Inside the tower of air

I heard the wailing of a glistening ghost

Like the wind blowing in the air

Molly and Mollie

Inside the tower of air

I saw a light flickering in the darkness

Like the moon glistening on the window pane

Ellen and Max

Inside the tower of air

I listened to the sound of wet, squelchy footsteps

Like a plump, vibrant frog burping its morning song

Jamie – Leigh, Hattie, Jamie, Edward, Tabitha

Inside the tower of air

I stumbled through a shadowy tunnel filled with cold blackness

Like a limping blackbird escaping from a terrifying fox.

Alfie, Luca, William, Anabelle, Aleksei

Today we went on to write our own poems  and read some of them out to the rest of the class. Tomorrow we are editing and writing out.

Written by Hattie

 

 

Global Week

In Global Week Maths, we measured how long jungle animals were. We went on the playground to do it with chalk. We measured in mm, cm, metres and inches. We also counted in 25’s and used our rounding skills. We measured a monkey, tiger, leopard, elephant , anteater  and a ring-tailed lemur.

By Hattie

In our English work, we’ve been thinking about deforestation before we write our hot task about it. We have been using videos and articles and learning to take notes.

written by Mollie

This week we’ve also been dancing in our houses. My house is Mars and our dance is to ‘I just can’t wait to be king’ from the Lion King. We are all different animals. I am dressed as a flamingo and we have to be elegant.

My house is Mercury and we are doing the best dance ever. KUNG FU PANDA! Everybody is a panda and Mercury are the masters of Kung Fu.

Jupiter are doing a dance with crocodiles and impalas. So far it is really fun! We have been practising lots of cool things.

In Venus house,  we are jellyfish and we are dancing to ‘Under the Sea’ from the Little Mermaid. Our costume is a pink band with little pink tentacles.

Written by Sophie, Aleksei , Thomas and Ellen.

(No pictures of the dancing – all will be revealed in our dance-off on Friday afternoon! Don’t miss it! )

Harvest Festival

At the Harvest Festival, we talked about those who don’t have food. The food we donated is going to Devizes food bank. The whole school donated products like shampoo, chicken soup, tinned salmon and toothpaste.

Written by Emily